Monday, May 11, 2015

Top 10 Upcoming Events May 11 - 14

May 11 2015 The 13th Annual National Women’s Checkup Day. National Women’s Checkup Day is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. It’s a day when women are encourage  to schedule their annual well-woman visit.

May 11 through Friday, May 15, 2015 Delaware County Bike to Work Week 
The week long focus on biking to work is designed to show people the best route from their neighborhood to their workplace. For lots of great information, access the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia’s main page. You can even create your own route using the following link: Please note:  Bike to Work Day in Media will be Friday morning, May 15.

May 11 Sign up for the National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap before 12:00 p.m. It’s easy to show your support for women’s health! Thunderclap is a tool that amplifies a social media message by getting a lot of people to say it together. By joining our National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap, you and others will share the same message at the same time across Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. 

May 12 Wallingford Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a lecture at theor monthly PrimeTime monthly brown bag luncheon at noon.  The subject will be the Glomar Explorer, a spy ship secretly produced at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock in Chester. GSF Explorer, formally USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer, is a deep-sea drill ship platform initially built for the Central Intelligence Agency Spcial Activities Division secret operation Project Azorian to recover the sunken Soviet submarine K-29lost in April1968 near Hawaii, Dave Kavanagh, president of the Sun Ship Historical Society will be the speaker. Cost is free with offering accepted. For more information call Mary Payne 610-499-7788.

May 12: 2015 SCIENCE AFTER HOURS at the Franklin Institute 21+ Trek, Wars, and Who: Journeys through Space.

May 13 - 17 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival    May 16, 7:30 am Carpenter’s Woods for Warblers Mid‐May is the best time for migrating warblers, and Carpenter’s Woods is Philadelphia’s warbler hotspot.  Meet at the Wayne Avenue entrance.Meeting Location: Wayne Ave and Mt. Pleasant Road, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (Mount Airy Playground is near this location.) 
May 14 Aston in Bloom.. from feeding the family to feeding the soul

Spring has come to Aston!  and Aston Township Historical Society welcomes the extremely popular historian, Nancy Webster, to their May 14th meeting to speak on"Aston in Bloom....from feeding the family to feeding the soul!" Ms. Webster will speak about Colonial gardens" for meat and medicine" to early-mid 19th century ornamental gardens on the farm, plus touching on arbortea efforts.  She will also regal us on the differences between Colonial and Colonial Revival interpretations of the past.  As always, there will be time for questions and answers following Ms. Webster's talk. The doors open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7p.m. at the Aston Township Municipal Building, rear entrance.  The building is located just south of 5 Points, next to TD Bank in Aston on Pennell Road (Route 452). This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.  ATHS offers many engaging volunteer opportunities. 

May 14 Night Skies in the Observatory Radio Cosmology: Using Radio Waves to Detect Galaxy Genesis Hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, Night Skies in the Observatory is a monthly stargazing event held in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory. View celestial objects in the night sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two, from 5 different rooftop telescopes in the Observatory. The evening includes a Fels Planetarium show and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for ages 8 and up) on an astronomical or space science topic. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided. This event runs from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Night Skies in the Observatory $5.00 Per Person, Free for Members.

May 14 History on Tap, "Behind the Scenes of Biloxi Blues" Farmhouse, People's Light and Theatre Company 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, PA 19355 People's Light and Theatre Company and CCHS are proud to partner on this special History on Tap offering. Meet the director, dramaturg, costume designer, and set designer of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical Tony Award-winning play. Set in 1943, Biloxi Blues is a coming-of-age story about life in boot camp during the Second World War. Explore the historical research and resource materials used to craft the production and discover how history intersects with the artistic process. Immediately following the program, attendees have the option to attend Biloxi Blues at 7:30pm (food/drink service will end for the program at 7:15pm) and the first ten ticket purchasers receive a 15% discount. An RSVP is required for this special program at or 610-692-4800. 

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